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CQ MARKETS: Reduced yardings after Easter break

Burnett Livestock and Realty's Lance Whitaker with a pen of Charbray milk tooth heifers on account of S and V Hayes, Mundubbera, that sold for 277.2c or $1365/head.
Burnett Livestock and Realty's Lance Whitaker with a pen of Charbray milk tooth heifers on account of S and V Hayes, Mundubbera, that sold for 277.2c or $1365/head.

GRACEMERE

FOLLOWING the two-week break in the selling program, the supply of stock reduced by 1655 head to 1905.

A lift in the quality of the light weight yearling steers sold to a dearer trend with stronger support from restockers.

Steer calves made to 358.2c to average 349c while heifer calves mostly sold around 272c/kg.

Vealer steers returned to the paddock with most from 343c to 357c with the occasional pen reaching 370.2c/kg.

Vealer heifers made to 310.2 with the largest numbers at 272c/kg.

Medium weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 297c and made to 303.2c/kg.

Heavy weight yearling steers to feed mostly sold around 273c with some to 278.2c/kg.

Heavy yearling heifers to feed made to 270c to average 261c/kg.

Heavy grown steers to export slaughter made to a top of 267.2c with a fair sample around 265c/kg.

Medium weight two score cows averaged 184c and the best of the medium weights made to 215.2c to average 209c/kg.

Good heavy cows made to 223.2c with a fair sample averaging 215c/kg.

Heavy bulls to export slaughter averaged 249.2c while some to live export made to 253.2c/kg.

Gympie

A REDUCED yarding of 1123 cattle at Sullivan Livestock's Gympie sale saw the market for the meatworks cattle dearer while store cattle remained firm.

Heavy droughtmaster cross charbray feeder steers from Rob Gowland, Sandalwood Cattle, Theebine sold for $2.91 and $2.87 to return $1347 and $1248.

Australian Fine Woods sold droughtmaster and charbray steers for $2.91 and $2.87 to return $1228 and $1212.

Charbray weaner steers from Ted Fisher, Widgee made $3.35 ($1035) and $3.39.

Quality santa cross and charbray weaner steers from Rob Gowland made $3.29 ($1032), $3.35 ($1082) and ($923).

High grade brahman steers from Wongella, Kilkivan made $3.63.

Generally, weaner steers sold from $3.00 to $3.42.

Feeder heifers topped at $2.84 for charbray heifers from Noela Augustine to return $1086.

Charbray cross weaner heifers from Rob Gowland, Theebine made $2.95 ($944) and $3.01 ($774).

Brangus cross weaner heifers from St Neots made $2.91 ($812).

Wongella, Kilkivan sold light red brahman heifers for $3.55 and $3.79.

Most quality weaner heifers sold from $2.70 to $3.01.

While mixed lines made from $2.40 to $2.65.

Limited number of cows and calves were on offer and sold to a top of $1520.

Biggenden

BURNETT Livestock and Realty's meatworks and store sale saw a yarding of 1340 head.

Heavy bulls topped at 274c/kg; bullocks topped at 276c/kg; cows over 500kg topped at 255c/kg; cows 400kg to 500kg topped at 242c/kg and trade heifers over 400kg topped at 277c/kg.

Feeder steers 400kg to 500kg sold to a top of 280c while steers 300kg to 400kg sold to 328c. Steers 200kg to 300kg sold to 368c.

Heifers 300kg to 400kg sold for 286c and heifers 200kg to 300kg sold to 280c.

Grey brahman cows from Mundubbera sold to a top of 255c/$1398.

Charbray cross cows from Gin Gin sold to a top of 238c/$1822.

Grey brahman cross cows from Gayndah sold for 232c/$1378.

Crossbred cows from Mt Perry sold for 231c/$1323.

Milk tooth droughtmaster cross steers from Lowmead sold for 272c/$1173.

Milk tooth charbray steers from Gayndah sold for 277c/$1316.

Sarina

LANDMARK yarded 330 head this sale comprising of 220 steers, 100 heifers and 10 cows - a smaller yarding on the back of Cyclone Iris.

Number seven steers $720 - $970. Number eight weaner steers $510 - $865.

Heifers No. 7' $700 - $810.

Weaner Heifers No. 8's $500 - $750.

Cows and Calves $1010.

S and M Breuer of Devereux Creek sold 25 crossbred number seven steers for an average of $960.

Black and Blackbourn, Grasstree Beach, sold brangus number eight weaner steers for $865.

A and R Dray of Seaforth sold brangus number eight weaner steers for $865.

Emerald

DESPITE the two-week break in the selling program the supply of stock reduced by 38 per cent and overall quality was fair to good.

Steer calves mostly sold around 377c with some bull calves reaching 401.2c/kg.

Heifer calves made to 340.2c to average 320c/kg.

Vealer heifers made to 283.2c to average 276c/kg.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 391.2c with a large sample averaging 352c/kg.

Medium weight yearling steers to restockers or background averaged 290c and made to 309.2c/kg.

A good supply of heavy weight yearling steers over 400kg to feed averaged 276c and made to 281.2c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers mostly sold around 282c with some to 294.2c/kg.

Medium weight yearling heifers returned to the paddock at an average of 277c with sales to 283.2c/kg.

Heavy grown steers and bullocks to export slaughter made to 266.2c the heavy steers averaged 262c and the bullock portion averaged 264c/kg.

Medium weight two score cows averaged 191c and the best of the medium weights made to 218.2c to average 214c/kg.

A large sample of good heavy cows made to 225c with most around 217c/kg.

Heavy bulls made to 250.2c/kg.

Charters Towers

FOLLOWING recent rain across many parts of the north and west in recent weeks and the Easter long weekend, numbers declined dramatically for a very small yarding of 214 head for Charters Towers Combined Selling Agents.

Yearling heifers averaged 225c for heavier types to slaughter, while lighter heifers returning to the paddock sold to 234c/kg.

Some well finished grown steers to slaughter sold to 269c/kg, with no bullocks on offer.

A few light cows to restockers sold to 166c/kg.

Heavy bulls to live export sold to 267c, with medium weight bulls also to live export making 244c/kg.

Medium weight bulls to feed sold to 250c/kg. A small pen of cows and calves sold for $940/unit.

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